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History Department Holds Annual Welcome Reception

Sep 10, 2012

The history department held its annual welcome reception at the home of Dr. Stephen Carls on September 10, 2012. It provided an opportunity for history students to converse with history faculty members, faculty spouses, and other students in an outdoor setting on a beautiful evening. Dr. Carls’s wife prepared a number of foods for the occasion, including chocolate mousse, cheese cookies, lemon bars, cucumber sandwiches, a fruit bowl, chocolate-covered peanut butter cups, dark chocolate brownies, pumpkin bread, and hot sausage links. All full-time and part-time history faculty members on the Jackson campus were there. A record-setting 47 people participated in the event.


Attendees at the September 10 History Welcome Reception gather together at the beginning of the evening event. They are: (left to right) Shelby Pace, Colton Gebben, Will Miller, Nic Linn (behind Will) Patricia Dawson, Tyler Reynolds, Kim Chesney, Katy Fraley, and Cale Little.


The food table at the History Welcome Reception is filled with items for attendees to enjoy on September 10, 2012.


Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls (left) serves punch to history reception attendees on September 10, 2012. Others in the photo are: (starting at the back left and going clockwise) Nic Linn, Scott Cravey, Tyler Reynolds, Will Miller (obscured), Cale Little, Colton Gebben, and Allie Durham.


Enjoying good food and beautiful weather at the history reception on September 10, 2012, are (left to right) Kim Chesney, Katy Fraley, and Patricia Dawson.


Dr. Keith Bates points out some food to his daughter Rachel while Allie Durham (right) watches during the department welcome reception on September 10, 2012.


Danny Linton enjoys the setting at the History Welcome Reception on September 10, 2012.


Guests enjoy food and conversation at the history department's welcome reception on September 10, 2012. Those at the front table are: (starting at the left and going clockwise for those who are identifiable) Mrs. Nancy Thomas, Luke Adkins, Mary Ellen Poe, Colby Benefield, Logan Smith (back to camera), Nic Linn, Dr. Terry Lindley (back to camera), and Dr. Judy LeForge (wearing bright blue sweater).


Guests fill the deck and patio area of Dr. Stephen Carls's home during the History Welcom Reception on September 10, 2012.


Guests at the History Welcome Reception share conversation and food together. They are: (left to right, going clockwise) Bree McGuinn, Charles Snow, Danny Linton, Mrs. Nancy Thomas, Cale Little, and Courtney Allen.


Attendees relax at the History Welcome Reception on September 10, 2012. They are: (left to right, going clockwise) Glenae Nora, Scott Cravey, Jeffrey Lewoczko, Wil Sloan, and Jordan Hayes.


Dr. David Thomas (left) and Zach Thompson enjoy a conversation together at the History Welcome Reception at Dr. Carls's home on September 10, 2012.


Bree McGuinn and Charles Snow smile for the camera at the history department reception on September 10, 2012.


Jordan Hayes (left) and Wil Sloan pause for a photo during the history department's welcome reception on September 10, 2012.


Gracie Wise (seated left), Kim Chesney (seated in chair), and Patricia Dawson (back to camera) enjoy a relaxed conversation during the History Welcome Reception on September 10, 2012.


Adjunct history instructor Mr. Robert Briley (center) joins with his son Trebor and his wife Brenda for a photo at the welcome reception on September 10, 2012.


Students at the September 10 History Welcome Reception take a break for a photo. They are: (left to right) Heather Stricklin, Breanne Sills, Gabi Simas, and Olivia Skelton.


Dr. Terry Lindley and his wife Becky smile together at the history department's welcome reception on September 10, 2012.


Dr. Judy LeForge takes time for a photo during the September 10 History Welcome Reception.


Dr. Henry Allen and his son Matthew smile together at the welcome reception on September 10, 2012, at Dr. Carls's home.


Attendees at the September 10 welcome reception smile for the camera. They are: (left to right) Lowell Van Ness, Allie Durham, Danny Linton, Cale Little, and Jeffrey Lewoczko.


A group of students join together for a photo at the September 10 History Welcome Reception. They are: (front row, left to right) Kenan Keller, Scott Cravey, Tyler Reynolds, Luke Adkins, Colby Benefield, and Gracie Wise; (back row, left to right) Will Miller, Charles Evans, and Allen Bradley.


Patricia Dawson (left to right), Mary Ellen Poe, Cale Little, Logan Smith, and Jeffrey Lewoczko smile together at the Carls's home on September 10, 2012.